AppEngine developers have been waiting for the Full Text Search feature,
especially coming from Google the biggest search engine on the Web. I
was quite happy to see that Google team is working on it as you can
check in the Google I/O 2011 session : Full (more...)
Observing the NoSQL hype through the eyes of an SQL performance consultant is an interesting experience. It is, however, very hard to write about NoSQL because there are so many forms of it. After all, NoSQL is nothing more than a marketing term. A marketing term that works pretty well because it goes to the heart of many developers that struggle with SQL every day.
My unrepresentative observation is that NoSQL is often taken for performance reasons. Probably because SQL performance problems are an everyday experience. NoSQL, on the other hand, is known to “scale well”. However, performance is often (more...)
It's been a fortnight since Log Buffer
rounded up the reaction to the nascent No SQL movement
. But there is a lively thread still running on Oracle-L. The entire thread is worth reading
, but I was particularly struck by something Nuno Souto
"Now: the simple fact here is that folks from Google, Facebook, Myspace, Ning etcetc, and what they do as far as IT goes, are absolutely and totally irrelevant to the VAST majority of enterprise business."
This is so true. For starters, there is no SLA for users of Google's search engine. If Google doesn't include (more...)